Paradise has a different meaning to many different people. In Bangrak, on the coves of Koh Samui, you’ll become one of an array of these different types of tourists. There are those who spend the Sunday afternoons languidly lounging on the shores, plunging into the crystal clear waters of this paradise island. Then there are others who explore the ancient sights of the Big Buddha and hop aboard the luxury cruise speedboats to the neighbouring marine park. But the special group that just might be more to your liking is the one that wakes up early to get a seat at their favourite bar on Sunday.
Starting with a bountiful breakfast to get their engines revving, they shortly afterwards change gears into what has become known as Sangsom Sunday.
Lunch follows with more of this tropical rum, followed by dinner and then into the long hours of the cooling nights. Sangsom is one of the Kingdom’s favoured drinks, and should you be one to want to experience Thai culture, the Sangsom Sunday tradition is a must.